ISSUE #575

575 - Conventional Herbicide Available - Internet Agronomy Site Update

2-14-13

THE SUPPLY OF CONVENTIONAL HERBICIDE PURCHASED BY AMERICAN CRYSTAL SUGAR COMPANY DUE TO UNCERTAINTY about planting Roundup Ready® varieties is available to retailers. Guidelines for retailers and wholesalers who want to purchase the generic Betamix or Progress products are outlined below. Primary use for the conventional herbicide will be on non-Roundup Ready® varieties. THE SUPPLY OF CONVENTIONAL HERBICIDE PURCHASED BY AMERICAN CRYSTAL SUGAR COMPANY DUE TO UNCERTAINTY about planting Roundup Ready® varieties is available to retailers. Guidelines for retailers and wholesalers who want to purchase the generic Betamix or Progress products are outlined below. Primary use for the conventional herbicide will be on non-Roundup Ready® varieties. Growers with glyphosate resistant weeds in their area are strongly encouraged to consider one or more applications of Sugarbeet Mix, Phen - Des 8 + 8 or B & B Plus to control or prevent resistant weed development. Such an application will give significant control of glyphosate resistant Common Ragweed, Waterhemp and Roundup Ready canola if applied correctly to cotyledon size weeds. Keep in mind that we had no volunteer canola problems when beets were grown using the microrate program. Growers with glyphosate resistant weeds in their area are strongly encouraged to consider one or more applications of Sugarbeet Mix, Phen - Des 8 + 8 or B & B Plus to control or prevent resistant weed development. Such an application will give significant control of glyphosate resistant Common Ragweed, Waterhemp and Roundup Ready canola if applied correctly to cotyledon size weeds. Keep in mind that we had no volunteer canola problems when beets were grown using the microrate program.

Herbicides Available Include:

Sugarbeet Mix Generic Betamix
Phen - Des 8 + 8 Generic Betamix
B & B Plus Generic Progress
  • All products are available from American Crystal Sugar Company
  • Product is available to any retailer/distributor - no deliveries will be made
  • All product is stored at the AgDepot in Grand Forks
  • Only full pallets (180 gallons) will be distributed
  • Pricing information will be provided on request
  • No cash sales, only direct billing will be used
  • All sales are final, with no returns
  • A purchase order number is required prior to pickup
  • Retailers/distributors should contact Cec Satrom 218-236-4481 at American Crystal Sugar Company and provide her with their purchase order number, and direct billing information, Cec will then e-mail the information to the AgDepot.

Resistant Weeds Threat:

Resistant weeds continue to increase in incidence and severity in MN & ND. Weed management can be achieved with conventional herbicides; however, it can be very challenging. Kochia resistance to glyphosate has been documented throughout the Great Plains including ND. Resistant Kochia without a doubt will be the greatest threat to loss of glyphosate use in sugarbeet. Contact your agriculturist, consultant, chemical retailer, or extension specialist to develop a comprehensive whole crop rotation weed resistance program for your farm. Failure to respond to weed resistance issues today will increase the risk of loss of glyphosate for weed control in sugarbeet.